InFor500’s founders have decades of experience with both Public and Private sector companies in the Procurement, Business Transformation, and Mergers & Acquisitions domain across several industries.
A high-energy leader with proven skills in emerging technologies, organization transformations, and Sourcing. Vijay has delivered on numerous business transformations, multiple enterprise-wide technological programs and acquisition integrations – by managing change and providing technological solutions to business needs.
Prior to founding InFor500, Vijay held several executive positions in the semiconductor and technology industries. Vijay loves working on organization transformation and technological solutions in a fast-paced, diverse, multi-cultural global environment. He seeks to build and/or strengthen teams, processes, operations, technologies, and value delivery for engineering and IT organizations.
Born in South India, Vijay went to Anna University in Chennai where he graduated in Manufacturing Systems, followed by a Masters in Science & Engineering (MSE) from Arizona State University in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems. Vijay has been a University gold medalist, Regents Scholar at ASU and winner of All India Manufacturers Organization (AIMO) award. He lives in San Francisco and is a Giants and 49er’s fan.
Ward brings a significant reach and relationship set across industries to our client base. His unique and holistic relationship-based approach ensures risk mitigation and cost optimization are addressed in the larger view of ensuring client and supplier satisfaction. His personal Sourcing philosophy is referred to as “Predictive Sourcing”, which integrates current client environments and services into a large holistic enterprise view, creating future streamlined concepts, intent on improving organizational spend and output effectiveness. Classically trained in TCO methodology, Ward designs Strategic Sourcing solutions to build and value relationships across the client enterprise, as well as building and valuing external supplier relationships for our client base. Ward is a born-and-raised Chicagoan and classic car collector. As a life-long Cubs fan, Ward has lived in San Francisco for over two decades and has learned to appreciate Karl the Fog, cold summer weather, and good sports teams
He has lead teams across diverse functions such as Business Advisory, Sales, Procurement, Marketing & Exports. He has keen interest in disruptive technologies that can help transform/grow businesses particularly AI,AR/VR,IOT,Robotics,Mobiletech & Green Energy.
His background enabled him in helping firms grow exponentially, turnaround distressed operations & Internationalize domestic firms. He has worked with clients in e-commerce, industrial products, consumer products, retail, energy, technology and transportation.
He handles Strategy,Business development & Key Account management for InFor500.